UPDATED 09:00 EDT / JUNE 20 2022

SECURITY

Cloudflare adds new security features to its zero-trust SASE platform

Cloudflare Inc. today announced several new capabilities for Cloudflare One, the company’s zero-trust secure access service edge platform initially launched in October 2020.

The new features for Cloudflare One include sophisticated email security protection, data loss prevention tools, cloud access security broker or CASB and private network discovery. The company says the new features make Cloudflare One the only cloud-native zero-trust solution with a global network scale.

Cloudflare One unifies network security-as-a-service built natively into one of the world’s largest networks. That provides fast, reliable global connectivity, cloud-based security and better visibility and control through a common dashboard and application programming interfaces. According to the company, the platform enables organizations to secure their applications and employees quickly against the modern threat landscape without the complex integration costs or disrupting employee productivity like many legacy systems.

The new features include automatically protecting users from phishing attacks. The feature combines Area 1 Security’s phishing protection with Cloudflare’s Remote Browser Isolation, automatically quarantining malicious links in a remote browser session.

Area 1 Security Inc. was acquired by Cloudflare for $162 million in February. The company’s technology, now integrated into Cloudflare is focused on eliminating targeted socially engineered attacks.

One new feature secures every connection with zero-trust controls while accelerating users and services. Whether users are connecting to internal resources, the internet, or are simply opening an email, Cloudflare’s global network allows zero-trust filtering to be applied to everything, without slowing it down.

Comprehensive controls for data in any location extend beyond in-line scanning, with Cloudflare’s zero-trust platform providing controls in real time with built-in data loss prevention tools to scan for sensitive information or against data-at-rest with an API-driven CASB.

With the general availability of Cloudflare Magic wide-area network, Cloudflare One now provides the ability to connect and secure data, devices, offices, cloud networks and more without relying on hardware boxes.

“We believe zero trust must extend to the entire network, all the way from email to data centers and accelerate user and endpoint connections, not slow people down,” Matthew Prince, co-founder and chief executive of Cloudflare, said in a statement. “And we want to give every customer a step-by-step guide for what they can do today, this week and this month to make themselves more secure regardless of what vendor they use.”

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